After I had a solenoid meltdown a couple years ago, I installed a 10A
in-line fuse in the white/green wire coming off Terminal C2 of the overdrive
relay. To avoid cutting into my fairly new wiring harness, I made up a wire
with an in-line fuse holder to mate with Terminal C2 on one end and the
white/green terminal normally connected to C2 on the other end. This wire
provides all the current between the relay and the solenoid. After two years
of frequent overdrive operation, the fuse hasn't blown. You want the fuse
to blow before the wiring goes, of course, and according to standard tables
of ampacities (load-carrying ability) of various gauges of wire, 18 gauge
can carry about 16 amps in free air, thus I went with the 10A. 50A seems a
bit much to me, and is above the ampacity of 12 gauge wire.
Havelock, NC USA
[mailto:owner-healeys@Autox.Team.Net]On Behalf Of Mark and Kathy
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 5:40 AM
Subject: Inline Fuse Holder Question
The Nockmyster suggests putting a 50A fuse in the OD line. I assume this
in the white line coming off the OD switch that feeds into the OD relay?
tech book is a bit confusing as to exactly where the fuse goes.
Does anyone know where I can find a 50A inline fuse holder?
I have found a 10A, 20A, 30A holder so far, nothing bigger.
If the 20A holder uses 12 gauge wire what would the 50A use?
That has to be a pretty chunky cable I would think.
Yes, I have all the techy books for reference.
Thanks for the help, Mark